Product Review: Goode Rider Equestrian Jean & Favorite Shirt

Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.

I liked the crisp and clean styling of the Favorite Shirt, combined with the all of the little details that were incorporated into the design of the Equestrian Jean. Photo by Lorraine Peachey. I liked the crisp and clean styling of the Favorite Shirt, combined with the all of the little details that were incorporated into the design of the Equestrian Jean. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.

There’s nothing better than pulling on an ultra comfortable pair of jeans. I’m talking about that pair that has been a part of my wardrobe for several years, and has been broken in to perfection. The denim is soft and well worn to the touch, with enough stretch so that they still have a super comfy fit.

I’m just slightly obsessed with my denim. But I’m really pretty ok with that! It’s a preference that carries over to my riding breeches, when the opportunity presents itself. Now I can only imagine what you’re thinking. Denim … and riding breeches?

Not necessarily a comfortable combination. But I’m going to have to beg to differ with you on that count. Because denim riding breeches can be comfortable. When a pair of Goode Rider Equestrian Jeans, along with a Favorite Shirt arrived for me to try out, I was pretty darn excited, because jeans, hello!

When pulling them both out to take a look at, I was struck by the chic styling of both pieces. I liked the crisp and clean styling of the Favorite Shirt, combined with the all of the little details that were incorporated into the design of the Equestrian Jean.

The denim of the Equestrian Jeans felt really soft and well broken in, which was pretty surprising, considering they were brand new. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.

The denim of the Equestrian Jeans felt really soft and well broken in, which was pretty surprising, considering they were brand new. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.

Let’s start out by talking denim. My first thought was that the Equestrian Jeans were almost too lovely looking to wear around the barn. Almost. When I pulled them on for the first time, the word ‘wow’ came to mind.

The denim of the breeches felt really soft and well broken in, which was pretty surprising, considering they were brand new. I found myself to be super pleased with the amount of stretch in the denim, which made them feel ultra comfortable when I pulled them on.

I usually don’t rave, but I’m breaking my own rule here to say that the Equestrian Jeans go beyond just fitting well. The stretchy denim provides a very flattering fit that is oh-so very comfortable. So what’s a girl to do with super cute, ultra comfortable denim breeches?

Why, wear them to the office on a casual Friday once before debuting them at the barn! So yeah, I did that … and then wore then to go riding. Literally.

I love that they are stylish enough that I can pull the reverse as well: wear them to ride and then go out to the store or out to eat.

Some of the features of the Favorite Shirt that I really like are the knit side panels, combined with princess seams. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.

Some of the features of the Favorite Shirt that I really like are the knit side panels, combined with princess seams. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.

The Equestrian Jeans do have a terrific fit, and they have a zip up and button closure in the front. The wide waistband fits very well, and it also has a stretchy elastic built in on the inside that has a super cute Goode Rider logo print.

The Equestrian Jeans also feature two back pockets with a subtle double horseshoe design on them. The material of the full seat is tan colored, and is soft to the touch. The bottoms of the legs also have velcro to allow you to adjust to get just the right fit.

Having spent a good portion of the Summer, and now the Fall, riding in the Equestrian Jean, I’ve found them to be very comfortable in the saddle. I spent a lot of time schooling in them, and found myself reaching for the jeans often when I was heading out for long trail rides.

The substantial feeling denim fabric added to my comfort level when I knew that I’d be doing a lot of cross country riding up and down hills. And I found that my tall boots zipped over them nicely. I most often paired them with my Ariat Volant tall boots, as the ventilation helped keep me cooler in warmer temperatures.

The bottoms of the legs of the Equestrian Jeans also have velcro to allow you to adjust to get just the right fit. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.

The bottoms of the legs of the Equestrian Jeans also have velcro to allow you to adjust to get just the right fit. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.

I mustn’t forget about the Favorite Shirt, which is also aptly named. The Favorite Shirt is made of a lightweight textured cotton lawn, and features a nice 3/4 length sleeve styling. And the Mother of Pearl buttons up the front of the shirt and on the front pockets have a lovely sheen to them.

Some of the features of the Favorite Shirt that I really like are the knit side panels, combined with princess seams. They help to give the shirt a tailored appearance while remaining comfortable. It looks terrific worn to the office, or it dresses up my schooling outfit.

The Favorite Shirt is actually quite comfortable to school in. Not only does it look fabulous paired with the Equestrian Jeans, it also helps to give me a clean and more tailored appearance while schooling my horses. And the knit side panels keep the fit comfortable all the while!

Both the Equestrian Jean and Favorite Shirt are available from Goode Rider. The Equestrian Jean has a retail price of $189.00, and you can find them here. And the Favorite Shirt has a retail price of $79.00, and you can find it here.

Go Looking Fabulous in and out of the saddle.  Go Goode Rider.  Go Eventing.

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